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Sanitation is a shared responsibility ~~~ City Advisor urges Ghanaians.

Mr Desmond Chris Appiah has said the Greater Accra Metropolitan Assembly is comitted to end the adhoc of perennial flood disasters in the Greater Accra region, notably the June 3rd disaster which occurred in 2015.

As a result of the commitment, he said the assembly had put a premium on disaster preparedness and risk reduction to prevent flooding or manage them when they occur.

Mr Desmond Chris Appiah is the Chief Sustainability and Resilience Advisor to the Mayor of Accra and C40 City Advisor.

He, however, admitted that there was enormous work to be done to get there.

Speaking on New Day FM News on Thursday, 3, in commemoration and lessons learnt after the June 3rd tragedy, he said the Greater Accra Metropolitan Assembly is seriously enforcing the report of Justice Isaac Delali Douse Commission’s recommendation after their investigation.

A 5-member committee chaired by retired Justice Isaac Delali Douse was set up to investigate the June 3rd fire incident that claimed lives at the GOIL filling station at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra.

He told Kaakyire Kwasi Afari that as part of the efforts, the assembly is tackling the country’s drainage problems by constructing underground drains, dredging of drains and expressed the hope that the project would be worth pursuing by the Assembly.

The current government according to him, have been supportive on the fight against filt which mostly breads contagious diseases to some areas of Accra.

Mr Desmond Chris Appiah has expressed satisfaction with dredging works done at the Odaw river, Korle-lagoon and other part of the region.

He said as part of their activities, sanitation has been identified as key, because “cleanliness is next to Godliness”.

The City Advisor said keeping the environment clean is everybody’s responsibility in ensuring that it is safe for people to live in and called on Ghanaians to join the “let Accra work again” campaign launched by the regional Minister


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